Erik Thor

Erik Thor Personality Type

About me

I was 11 when I started taking an interest in philosophy. I wanted to know what my purpose in this world was. It was at age 13, that I sat down, and wrote down what it was. To develop a theory of human nature that will help people connect more with one another.

To understand that, I have lived a rich life, traveling from country to country, and engaging in politics, and conversations with people on the streets. I share my insights with you here on Personalitopia and on my YouTube channels.

My Services

Online course

Self-Discovery 101

My new online course covers all the secrets of the 16 personalities, the cognitive functions, and subtypes, so you can become an expert on your own personality. Get it now!


Self-Discovery Sessions

My self-discovery sessions are the best investment you can make into yourself. We all have a unique personality and purpose in the world. What is yours?


The Hero Code

I offer books packed full of in-depth insight on the personality types, for example my popular The Hero Code which explains how you can use personality psychology to achieve a flow state.

My mission

I believe we can greatly improve our quality of life and happiness by small changes in our lifestyle. Most of us are trying to live according to other’s rules and expectations. But we should learn to march to the beat of our own drums. If you can tap into your own inner motivation and power, you can achieve more and live a happier life. Using insights from world famous psychologists, writers, and philosophers, I offer practical tools to help you connect with yourself and get started towards your goals and purpose.

What I Do

Researching the Flow State

Flow is a state of self-trust, energy, motivation and confidence. We often assume flow is a random, unexpected state. But actually, there are simple things you can do to experience flow right here, right now. Taking insight from legendary psychologists Carl Jung and Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, I will teach you the Flow formula and show you how you can experience more flow in your life.

Personality Psychology

My online course Self-Discovery 101 draws insight from popular models and research on personality psychology, like the Big Five, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the Enneagram and the DiSC inventory. These inventories have been used by billions of people across the world to help people gain more self-awareness. I offer you a way to get to know yourself, without boxes or stereotypes, and helping you develop your own unique personality portrait.

Redesign your Life

We often feel that we have little choice over our lives and who we are. We act the way we do because of our emotions, and feel little control over our decisions or what happens to us. Because many feel overwhelmed by the obstacles and issues surrounding their lives, they easily fall into fixed mindsets, where they believe that everything in life is set and decided. But I can show you in simple steps, borrowing from advice from Linda Dweck, the author of Mindset, ways you can experience more power in your life and gain more sense of control, even in chaos.

Why I’m Doing This

To Break Free From The Auto-Pilot

Too many people live life on autopilot. They simply act or live in the easiest way, putting in minimal effort and energy into work, life, and relationships. They have little motivation or hope or passion. Most likely, they’re living life far away from their true core passions and values. The autopilot is comfortable, but boring. I speak of flow because flow is the alternative. It suggests there’s something out there for you, we all have a purpose and the more we explore, the more we will see the beauty of the world around us.

For Who?

People come to me because they feel perhaps glued to their 9-5 job, but would like more freedom in life. They’d like to travel more. Or perhaps, they’d like to develop a hobby or creative passion in life. Or maybe, you’ve already made the leap, and you’ve started to get yourself set up. But it’s tough. You feel alone in what you do. You don’t know where to start or how to keep the momentum going. You’ve got good days, and you’ve got bad days, and sometimes, it feels impossible to keep going. Many feel that if they are to make it in their passion, they have to give it 100%, sacrificing relationships, friendships, and stability in the pursuit of their dreams. That sounds like a nightmare to me.

I’ve found that our dreams don’t have to kill us. Perhaps you’ve had a burnout in the past, from trying too hard, and would like ways to pursue your dreams while maintaining balance and happiness in life. Or maybe you just struggle to maintain interest in anything, getting easily distracted, jumping from thing to thing. My message is to help you listen to and recognize yourself and your unique strengths, and to help you find ways to make your dreams last all the way to the finish line. 


You really make me feel valued as an INFP. I am usually so self critical without realizing it. I ask myself why did you ask such a  question or of what use is your thinking/philosophizing in the real world? But you make me see the value that I bring to the people around me. Thank you so much. I really needed this.


Thank you so much Erik for being so thoughtful, helpful and uplifting! Although it is an incredible double effort and time, you are doing this for us. I really appreciate that!!!


HOLY SHIT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS VIDEO. My tests constantly bounce me back and fourth. But your explanation makes more sense than any other person talking about the types on YouTube and believe I’ve watched everyone. I rarely ever seek external advice unless it’s from a book. Or in this case, your video. Advice I’m comfortably seeking alone. Now I know. And shit. Now I know I’m im the infj weirdo. ARENT we most likely to become homeless because we’re unwilling to accept reality or something? 😂



Is personality psychology scientific?

There is no scientific validity to the idea of personality types. Humanity cannot be divided into a set of types. We are all unique and types are just a simplified generalization to explain certain patterns and commonalities in how we think. I apply scientific rigor in my approach and have learnt from modern practices like the Big Five, approaching personality psychology as a spectrum. Psychology is a soft science, meaning that we lack the tools to understand or measure thoughts or feelings. But we can use an empirical and pragmatic approach to see what works and what seems to lead to a genuine improvement in people’s lives.

What is your academic background?

I have studied rhetoric, sociology, and philosophy at Uppsala University, up to a master’s level, specializing on ancient Greek philosophy, and the idea of ethical and logical fallacies. I am therefore particularly talented in understanding language and communication and how that shapes your behavior and thinking. This is also how I learnt to read a person based on their body language, tone of voice, and not just what a person says they value, but how they express their values.

Do you offer a discount for students and people who are unemployed?

I know what it’s like to be a student and to lack the financial capacity. If you are a student or unemployed, send me an email to and let me know what you need help with, what you are studying (if applicable) and let’s discuss options together.

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